Donors pledged around 455 million dollars on Tuesday for an African-led military intervention in Mali and humanitarian aid for the country at an African Union conference in Addis Ababa, dpa reported.
The United States led donations, pledging 96 million dollars for the Malian army and the AU force, known as AFISMA.
Germany and Sweden each pledged 20 million dollars for AFISMA, while Stockholm also promised another 9 million for aid. Japan said it would give 120 million for humanitarian causes.
African nations opened their purses too, with South Africa promising 10 million dollars for the troops and an equal amount for humanitarian assistance. Nigeria pledged 5 million dollars. China matched contributions of small African nations, offering 1 million dollars to the AU.